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Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm PST
quote it came in the form of an open letter to president obama. the call for curbs focused on people's personal information being collected from online traffic. eight major companies, including apple, facebook, google, microsoft and twitter, banded together to write an open letter to the president and congress. it appeared in full-page newspaper ads and online. the letter read in part:
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Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa next week to take part in memorial services. we will have full coverage and area begin in johannesburg -- johannesburg. >> they come from all walks of life and all communities to pay respects outside the home of nelson mandela. the sense of bereavement is palpable. to some, almost private and personal. together,so a coming a nation united in mourning but also in celebration of the life of the man they call madiba. >> people are celebrating the life of nelson mandela. i think he would want us to celebrate his life. >> we kept holding onto that and i hope with the spirit going [inaudible] prepares forfrica a state funeral of unprecedented proportions, what kind of nation mr. mandela leaves behind. is possible to overcome hatred and anger in order to build a new nation and a new society. lson mandela went to prison and a great young man. committed to letting his enemies by violence if necessary. byfighting as enemies violence if necessary. 27 years later he emerged preaching. can say withf you authority and confidence tha
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Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
africa'spresi. this evening at the white house, president obama expressed his condolences to nelson mandela's family and praised the transformative leader. >> at his trial in 1964, nelsonm the dock saying, i have fought against white domination, and i have fought against black domination. i have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. it is an ideal which i hope to live for, and to achieve. but if need's be, it is an ideal for which i am prepared to die. nelson mandela lived for that ideal and he made it real. to achieve more than could be expected of any man. and today he's gone home and we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. through his fierce dignity and unbending welfare sacrificing his owning live for the freedom of others, madiba, sacrificed, for others, in the belief that human beings can change for the better, reconcile those who jailed him,
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Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm PST
the country were protesting to get paid more. the demonstrations came a day after president obama raised the federal minimum wage. workers in 100 u.s. cities called on corporate bosses to increase wages to as much as $15 an hour. so what will that mean for businesses and for those workers? hampton pearson has the story. >> reporter: the biggest push yet for higher pay started early this morning with protests and calls for a fast food worker raise in more than 100 cities, including very vocal disruptors in pittsburgh. in atlanta. >> make our wages supersized. >> reporter: and a large crowd on the move in detroit. mcdonalds is the primary target with calls from coast-to-coast for a super siesized minimum waf $15 an hour, more than double. >> my checks alone don't pay my rent a month. my rent is 1050, i get food stamps and i'm structuraling. >> if they pay us enough money, you know, during the process of it all for what we're doing here today and stuff, then we'll be able to make, you know, pay our bills, you know, and live a descent life and stuff. >> reporter: mcdonalds said our ow
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Dec 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
obama called for higher wages in a speech this wu >> i'm going to keep pushing until we get a higher minimum wage for hard-working americans across the entire country. it will be good for ouÑo econom. it will be goodt( for our families. >> some ec.6mmistsxd argue raisg the minimum wage could hurt the very people it'sq intended to help by killingxd jobs and pushg prices up. joiningçó me now to see discuss this further are ron unz with the higher wages alliance andÑi ken jacobs with the u.c.çg7çñrx berkeley labor center. before welp dive into the discussion, let's look at what it's like to live on less than $10 anok hour through the eyesç one fastçó food worker. >> my name is guadalupe salazar. içó work at mcdonald's forxd 18 months jfalready. i work drive-thru window doing cashiering, taking orders. >> guadalupe salazar worksfá a 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. shift at the mcdonald's in oakland's east mont mall. >> i love workingrat mcdonald's. customers. to 40 hours a week, salazar says she's just scraping by. >> i make fá$8 per hour. with all the deductions, it comes out to xd
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Dec 3, 2013 1:00am PST
, the obama administration met its self-imposed deadline to have the government website back on track and running smoothly for the vast majority of users next month, but despite that, there are numbers still plaguing the use a useers. >> reporter: jakim says it has been a lot easier to enroll people for the health care insurance than last month. >> a couple of weeks ago you couldn't do anything. >> reporter: last week he was able to help people apply and shop all in one sitting. >> people came in, and in half an hour, they found insurance. >> reporter: not so today. although the obama administration says it more than doubled the capacity of the insurance marketplace to handle 50,000 users at a time, after five weeks of trouble shooting. by late are morning, more than 375,000 people had gone into the site, landing in a virtual waiting room that holds their place in an on-line queue. but if the front end remains slow, the insurers say the big problem is the back end of the marketplace, the actual planned enrollment system continues to generate faulty information. >> the health care plan
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Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
an incredible array of world leaders, including president obama and three former u.s. presidents will be among those gathering in johannesburg at a memorial service honoring mandela emma. his death on thursday at 95 has arked an outpouring of things. his daughter, milwaukee decide talks about it. here is our errors. >> the stage is not quite set, but world leaders or on their way, and tomorrow they will join crowds here at the world cup stadium to say goodbye to nelson mandela. today, his daughter described mandela's last days and moments in her first broadcast interview since his death. > every day for the past months, i would say come coming to see you tomorrow. and then maybe he would open his eyes for just a second, and close those eyes. so for me, i think that until the last moments, he had us. >> many of the family were at his bedside last week when the doctors warned them he was slipping away. >> when they told us there was , and they y could do said you may want to call everybody who was here to see him and say bye-bye. it was the most wonderful day for us. >> that seemed
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Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
includes president obama, who spoke wednesday about inequality at the left-leaning center for american progress. >> we all know the arguments that have been used against a higher minimum wage. some say it actually hurts low- wage workers; business will be less likely to hire them. there's no solid evidence that a higher minimum wage costs jobs, and research shows it raises incomes for low-wage workers and boosts short-term economic growth. ( applause ) >> reporter: not everyone buys those arguments. in downtown washington's freedom plaza, where skateboarders took advantage of unseasonal warmth this week, the head of the conservative "american action forum" and former congressional budget office chair, douglas holtz-eakin, took issue. >> i think the president's argument is incomplete at best. certainly the person who has the job, their wages are higher, they're better off. but, there is evidence that it's harming the pace of economic recovery, hiring gets slowed down. in the end, everyone might find a job but you're getting rid of the low-skilled jobs workers use, and that's a problem.
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Dec 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> ifill: the obama administration says consumers will have an easier time using healthcare.gov now that it's fixed the major glitches. but insurers warn problems still exist when confirming coverage. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. also ahead this monday, the uproar in ukraine, protesters who want closer ties with europe now control a public square in the heart of the capital, as they call for the heads of government to resign. >> ifill: and spencer michels profiles david hockney, the prolific artist who continues to innovate using technology to advance his work. >> hockney, at 76, shows no signs of slowing down, and in fact, he admits he is working as he can on a wide variety of projects. >> ifill: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's "pbs newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> a
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Dec 4, 2013 7:00pm PST
president obama's speech today about the nation's growing income divide, but first, let's listen to this clip. >> the idea that a child may never be able to escape that poverty because she lacks a descent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own, that should offend all of us and compel us to action. we're a better country than this. >> so, john, what does the budget have to do with the speech the president gave today? >> well, the president has two goals. one -- the first is do no harm to the economy and if they can get a budget deal, avoid a shut down, that would meet the goal but longer term he has more protective things, raise the minimum wage and spend on education and he may not get those out of this congress but what he's hoping to do is plow the ground for future years, maybe future presidents to make progress on the priorities. >> i'm sure it will create heated debate. thanks for the update, john harwood from washington. >>> still ahead, how safe is your pension whether you work for a city, state or private company? >>> the price of oil move
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Dec 9, 2013 7:00pm PST
up. and the obama administration is trying to entice more private capital back in the market. but rental demand is unlikely to ease any time soon, nor are r t rents. >>> uncle sam is now officially out of the car business. the u.s. treasury has sold the last batch of shares for general motors, closing out the 2009 bailout. taxpayers lost money on the deal, the treasury invested almost $50 billion to rescue gm and got almost all but 12 billion of it back. >>> and the main competitor to u.s.-based boeing announced it is cutting 5800 jobs over the next two years, many from its defense and space division as it looks to reduce costs. >>> also making news, the merger of american airlines and u.s. airway has officially been completed, creating the world's largest carrier. shares of the new company rose nearly 3% in their first day of trading. now, the new airline will feature 6,700 daily flights and a global network to rival giants like united airlines and delta. but will it be a good things for travellers? >> reporter: in an industry where bigger is being touted as being better, the new
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Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm PST
. president obama saying the health-care rollout has been fixed and americans should give it another chance. >> tell your friends and your family not to let the initial problems with the website discourage you. >> ukrainians braves another night in the cold. they have failed to unseat the government, but they say they won't hit -- quick. -- they won't quit. breakingung and stereotypes. we introduce you to the woman who built computer code. we are broadcast on public television in america and elsewhere around the globe. forms will make life better for millions of americans, that was the message from president obama today as he defended the health- care program that has been beset by technical glitches. he said a lot of the website problems are now fixed, but critics are not convinced. >> on the streets of baltimore, the people who -- the people obamacare is designed to help. they have nothing to fall back on if they become ill. a getting them signed up has been undermined by a website plagued by failure and incompetence. president vowed the law would not change. >> you've got good ideas? bri
PBS
Dec 10, 2013 2:30pm PST
obama's eulogy captivated the audience. >> in the art of his life, we see a man who earned his place in history through struggle and shrewdness and persistence, faith. >> the french president arrived in the central african republic where to french troops have been killed trying to stop the escalating violence. welcome to our viewers on public television here in america and also around the globe. it may have been pouring rain in south africa today, but that did nothing to dampen the spirits of those who came out for a massive .emorial a wide array of world leaders joined with ordinary citizens in honoring the man who has just left such a rich legacy. tonight, we have all coverage of nelson mandela's memorial, and we begin with andrew harding. >> 5:00 a.m. on a cold morning where the dancing has already begun. they've been waiting half the night at the front of the queue. how iannot put into words feel. i'm over the moon. >> the forecast of rain has prompted some elegant designs. >> we are very fashionable. >> thank you. >> inside the world cup stadium, and moviesion songs a list -- an
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Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> woodruff: president obama was out touting the benefits of the affordable care act today in the latest bid to move past the rocky rollout of healthcare.gov. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. also ahead, the biggest municipal bankruptcy in u.s. history gets the green light. a judge ruled detroit can shed billions in debt and reduce public pensions while overhauling its finances. >> woodruff: and tensions are rising in asia, where vice president biden voiced support for japan as it feuds with china over islands and airspace. >> we, the united states, are deeply concerned by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the east china sea. >> those are just some of the stories we are covering on tonight's pbs news hours. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. >> and with the ong
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Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
: and i'm judy woodruff. also ahead, president obama was out making his health-care pitch to young americans today. bua new survey of their politics says they might not be buying in. >> by a margin of about 2 to 1, people believe that the quality of care will actually get worse under the affordable care act. a solid majority disapprove of the act as of today. >> ifill: and the "women of vision" behind photos of war, poverty, and cultures near and far, showcased as part of the national geographic society's 125th anniversary. >> it is the tougher story about humanity. everything goes back to honoring my subject. i think that the story has to be told. i feel though strongly that these stories need to be seen by the american public. >> ifill: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's "pbs newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> supported by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world. more information at macfound.org >> and with the ongoing support of these instit
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Dec 7, 2013 1:30am PST
way of life and what we stand for around the globe. there's no doubt that under president obama our country has call a new what i'll normal -- slow economic growth, high unemployment, stagnant wages. gwen: take your pick at what you want to believe but at the root of this is a certain amount of disillusionment which runs deep, michael. >> there are dynamics in the were there before the downturn that continue to evidence themselves and the big problem is how do you divide the economic pie? it goes back to the problems of the late 1970's where the people are getting more of the pie and working people are getting less. it used to be that unlettered people could get a good living wage in this country and that's changing a lot. the difference between a living wage and minimum wage? >> it's grown bigger. wage is enough money to raise a family on and you think about the key things in our economy that someone has to do to raise a family -- education, healthcare -- these are the most inhat have gone up price meanwhile wages have been flat over the last 12, 13 years, real wages have been flat
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Dec 6, 2013 2:30pm PST
obama and the first lady will travel to south africa next week to take part in memorial services. we will have full coverage and area begin in johannesburg -- johannesburg. >> they come from all walks of life and all communities to pay respects outside the home of nelson mandela. the sense of bereavement is palpable. to some, almost private and personal. together,so a coming a nation united in mourning but also in celebration of the life of the man they call madiba. >> people are celebrating the life of nelson mandela. i think he would want us to celebrate his life. >> we kept holding onto that and i hope with the spirit going [inaudible] prepares forfrica a state funeral of unprecedented proportions, what kind of nation mr. mandela leaves behind. is possible to overcome hatred and anger in order to build a new nation and a new society. lson mandela went to prison and a great young man. committed to letting his enemies by violence if necessary. byfighting as enemies violence if necessary. 27 years later he emerged preaching. can say withf you authority and confidence that i have trav
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Dec 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
not? i don't have enemies. we don't consider iran as an enemy. >> yesterday president obama down played expectations of a bigger long-term deal with iran regarding its nuclear program but says negotiations are worth the effort. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for iran, like any country, to change over time. i wouldn't say it is more than 50/50 but we have to try. >> neighboring iraq today there was another series of fatal bombings. authorities say at least 45 people were killed and dozens wounded after a series of explosions. the violence is worse than at any time since 2006 when the country was on the verge of civil war. >>> in ukraine today protesters topples and beheaded a statue part of a much largerer demonstration. they are demanding that the government move ahead with a deal to deepen ties to the west. the plan angered russia to the east. >>> back in this country the huge storm that caused major power outages in texas has moved eastward. a spokes woman for emergency management in virginia warned of what she called a historic ice event. the storm
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Dec 3, 2013 12:00am PST
me or netanyahu or obama, you know, if-- you can't be naive. there are people who are mad, insane, hurt or angry, or greedy or whatever level you want to put on it, that will not go according to your plan. so you better have defences and you better be ready. i agree with that. but you must be as energetic and active about the peace process at the same time until you haven't a breath left in your body. why do you think saul has such compassion and tolerance for the bipolar issues. because he understands them. because he spernlsed them himself. >> depression. >> absolutely he did. he went through these things. saul. >> rose: do he with know that in the character yet. >> no, you don't know it but it's undeniable. whether it was his own life, personal, whether the writers ever divulge it. but i create my own scenario. i write my own script under your script. >> rose: you have a back story. >> my story is either it was his father that had these difficulties and he watchedded father son relationship in his own family or himself or a combination of the two. but when another human being c
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Dec 5, 2013 12:00am PST
, we have obama, clinton is a fascinating case of someone who suffer this is extraordinary blow very early on in his life -- >> rose: his father was killed before he was born. >> and he grows up in an environment without that kind of safety net. and what does it do? it seems to have given him a kind of strength. you see that pattern again and again and again. >> rose: do you think that's the majority patern? >> no, i don't. i make the same argument with dyslexia where there's a minority pattern where you see a very large number of successful entrepreneurs have dyslexia. that's not the common response. and if you talk to them you'll say -- they'll say i am who i am because of my dyslexia not in spite of it. nonetheless, it's fascinating to see this bimodal response to what we would ordinary consider just to be a setback. >> rose: do you think that -- it's often said that some or a large percentage or at least a majority of comedians come to comedy out of pain. >> oh, you know what's funny? i was just reading that new biography of johnny carson. he talks about -- there's a fascinating
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Dec 10, 2013 3:00pm PST
obama was one of many foreign leaders who made the trip. >> for the people of south africa, for those he inspired around the globe, madiba's passing is rightly a time of mourning and a time to celebrate a heroic life. but i believe it should also prompt in each of us a time for self-reflection. with honesty, regardless of our station or our circumstance, we must ask: how well have i applied his lessons in my own life? >> woodruff: we'll have a full report on the memorial service and talk with charlayne hunter gault, who was there, right after the news summary. in the central african republic, two french soldiers were killed overnight in the capital of bangui. they were on patrol in the city as part of an operation to disarm christian and muslim fighters when gunmen opened fire. it happened hours before french president francois hollande arrived to meet with the interim president, african peacekeepers and religious leaders. a major new federal regulation approved today will bar u.s. banks from trading stocks and other securities for their own profit. the federal reserve and other
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Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
this view president obama. here is what he had to say. nelsonis trial in 1964, mandela close to statement from the dock saying i have fought against white domination and i have fought against black domination. i have cherished the ideals of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. an ideal that i hope to live for and achieve. it is an ideal, for which i am prepared to die. nelson mandela lived for that ideal and he made it real. he achieved more than could be expected of any man. .oday, he has gone home we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will ever spend time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages. underpinned ind will to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of others, he transformed south .frica and moved all of us his journey from a prisoner to a president embodied the promise that human beings and countries can change for the better. his commitment to transfer power, to reconcile with those thatailed him, an ex
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Dec 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
tighter controls on government surveillance. they sent an open letter to president obama today, in the wake of revelationshat the government collects personal data from their networks. we'll hear from microsoft, on what's driving the companies' concerns, right after the news summary. an icy, snowy mix made its way into new england today after leaving a messy trail in its wake. ice brought down power lines from texas to tennessee to virginia, and commuters faced hazardous driving this morning. air travel was also a big problem, with another 1,600 flights canceled today. people were stranded all over the country. >> last night the lines for customer service, you couldn't see the end of them. and they were handing out pieces of paper saying call this number. you call the number and all circuits busy. it was just a nightmare. >> ifill: in all, there've been 6,100 flights canceled nationwide since saturday and hundreds more delayed. eight northeast and mid-atlantic states asked today for new federal curbs on air pollution created by their neighbors. they want nine southern and midwestern st
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Dec 6, 2013 12:00am PST
. president obama are among those and other subjects will be at the top of the agenda. i am pleased to have saban at this table for the first time. welcome. it's great to have you here. so let me talk about israel. it is said mentioning the relationship you had with these people that netanyahu in his pierce opposition to this interim agreement between iran and the united states is not doing a great service to the united states. and the effort to find some possibility of going from an interim agreement to a final agreement. >> the prime minister is doing well. to keep the issue of iran top of the agenda. there could have been other ways to do it. so i'm not suggesting that he pick the best way. but that's the way he picked. but it's semantics. because the fundamentals are the following. president obama made it very clear iran will not have nuclear weapons. that's his red line. prime minister benjamin netanyahu said iran will not have nuclear weapons capability. that's his red line. but the difference between those two creates a certain gap. is that gap fundamental? no. because the bottom lin
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Dec 4, 2013 1:00am PST
and lexus. thank you. >>> president obama trying to generate support for the revamped rollout of the trouble plagued healthcare.gov website saying the site is working well and warning critics that he will fight efforts to repeal the affordable care act. >> this law is working, and will work into the future. people want the financial stability of health insurance, and we're going to keep on working to fix whatever problems come up in any startup, any launch of a project this big that has an impact on 1/6th of our economy. whatever comes up, we're going to just fix it. >> administration released a new report showing that through that website nearly 1.5 million americans have now been found eligible for medicaid and that was during the month of october. >> still ahead on "nightly business report", we'll tell you about the company many are calling the big winner of black friday and cyber monday. >>> more numbers coming in for consumer spending over the long thanksgiving and black friday weekend. shopper track a provider of retail an lit ticks reports that sales rose 1% at brick and m
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Dec 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
400 bodies in the capital city. >>> president obama urged the congress to extend the federal unemployment benefits. caring for the long term unemployed is one challenge and so is finding jobs for the young workers. their unemployment rate is in the mid teens and even higher than that among young minorities. for more about all of this, we are joininged by victoria stillwell. there was a recession in the '70s and a stock market crash in 1987 and jobs were scarce. what makes this so different for young americans compared to those times? >> the great recession was unprecedented. it exacerbated trends. we have been seeing unemployment for people aged 26 16 to 24 hig. but that spread has widened out. in the last recovery the pred between unemployment for young people and for everyone else was about 5 to 6 percentage points and now it is 7 percentage points. we have an unemployment rate that is double the national average. that's a problem. >> one of the things that is interesting about this. we are not talking about low income starter jobs. these are people getting ready to start t
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Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm PST
sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> ifill: the obama administration says consumers will have an easier time using healthcare.gov now that it's fixed the major glitches. but insurers warn problems still exist when confirming coverage. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. also ahead this monday, the uproar in ukraine, protesters who want closer ties with europe now control a public square in the heart of the capital, as they call for the heads of government to resign. >> ifill: and spencer michels profiles david hockney, the prolific artist who continues to innovate using technology to advance his work. >> hockney, at 76, shows no signs of slowing down, and in
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